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15 Jan | Vattenfall and TenneT have signed agreements for the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore grid connection

Grid operator TenneT and wind farm developer Vattenfall have signed agreements for the construction of an offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust Zuid I and II wind farms. The agreements concern the realisation of the connection and the transmission of electricity between the 700 MW wind farm of Vattenfall and the TenneT Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha offshore platform.

19 Dec | Smulders to build three offshore transformer modules for the Moray East wind farm

Siemens has awarded a contract for the construction of three offshore transformer modules (OTM) to Smulders. The project, situated off the Aberdeenshire coast in the North Sea, will be developed by EDP Renewables, ENGIE and Diamond Generating Europe.

03 Dec | Green light for the construction of Seamade offshore wind farms

Tractebel is part of the Consortium that has been awarded a contract for the construction and installation of the Seamade offshore wind farms in the North Sea. The consortium will build the two high voltage substations, and their respective substructure, to be installed respectively in the Mermaid and the Seastar area.

27 Nov | Van Oord select Tekmar for Borssele 2

Tekmar Energy are pleased to announce that international marine contractor Van Oord has selected the patented Tekmar Cable Protection System (CPS) TekLink® Mechanical Latch for the Borssele 2 (site III and IV) offshore wind farm.

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25 Nov | NKT awarded its largest offshore export cable order ever for the Ostwind 2 grid connection

NKT is awarded a contract of approx. EUR 300m (approx. DKK 2.23bn) by 50Hertz. The contract comprises supply of approx. 270 km of 220 kV high-voltage AC XLPE offshore export cable system, and approx. 8 km of 220 kV high-voltage AC XLPE onshore cable system for the Ostwind 2 offshore wind farm grid connection in Germany.

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22 Nov | Ofgem chooses preferred bidder for link to Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

Today Ofgem has selected Diamond Transmission Partners as the preferred bidder to own and operate the high voltage transmission link to the Galloper offshore wind farm for the next 20 years.

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22 Nov | Offshore Wind Needs Latest Tech to Tackle Challenge of Growing Cable Lay Operations

LOC Renewables recently brought together a group of leading cable designers, underwriters and installers to discuss new approaches to reducing risk in the cable lay arena.

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19 Nov | Nexans wins major power export cable contract for Ørsted’s Hornsea 2 wind farm

Nexans has won a contract worth over 150 million euros to help Ørsted deliver the most affordable electricity from offshore wind yet. The project covers the supply of over 200 km of the 245 kV high voltage alternating current (HVAC) subsea export cable system for the near shore section of Hornsea 2 wind farm.